Slate 105

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For a ridiculously good time, start with a clean Slate.

A full-tilt road bike with legitimate off-road chops, Slate is the bike for cyclists that want to ride roads without having to "road ride".

Rider Profile:

Roadies looking for a new thrill. MTB'ers or action-sports enthusiasts looking for looser, more open definition of "road riding". Highly skilled riders looking for new limits to push. Highly unskilled riders looking to build skills without consequences.

  • BIG TIRES ON SMALL WHEELS - 650BX42C
    The idea for Slate started with the realization that 650b road wheels with massive 42c tires offer the same rollout (outer diameter) as a 700x22c wheel/tire combo. That means we could get the unreal cornering grip and float of big tires, with proper road bike speed and crazy-good handling.
  • SLATE'S "FULL FUN" GEOMETRY
    Since we didn't have to compromise the Slate's geo around big tires on big wheels, we were free to optimize it to maximize fun in all conditions. Short chainstays keep things lively and agile, while a longer front-center and slacker head angle provide the stability needed for rough roads and offroad excursions. Rider position fits right between the full aggressiveness of Elite Race and the more upright Endurance.
  • LEFTY OLIVER
    Designed to be ridden all-over, the Oliver is built specifically for Slate. 30mm of travel, with heavily tuned low speed compression damping and a unique COG (Coil over Gas) negative spring to minimize bobbing. PBR on-the-fly lockout and rebound adjustment. Carbon outer structure and OPI forged alloy inner leg. It's the most capable front suspension the road has ever seen.
  • SAVE PLUS MICRO -SUSPENSION SYSTEM
    The dramatic shaping of the seat stays and chainstays on the Slate provide a great balance of big bump-eating capability and rock solid rigidity. Just what you need when blasting down rocky trails or potholed streets.
  • DROPPER POST COMPATIBLE
    Nothing inspires confidence like a dropper post, and with 27.2mm diameter posts and internal dropper routing, it's an easy upgrade to make.
  • SYNTACE 142X12 THRU-AXLE
    Thru-axle design boosts stiffness. Threads integrated into replaceable deraileur hanger.
Frame

Slate, SmartFormed 6069 Alloy, Di2 ready, SAVE PLUS, BB30a

Fork

Cannondale Lefty Oliver Carbon w/ PBR, 30mm Travel, 45mm off-set

Crank

Cannondale Si, BB30a, FSA rings, 52/36

Crank Option 1

N/A

Bottom Bracket

FSA BB30 Bearings

Shifters

Shimano R505 Hydraulic Disc

Cog Set

Shimano 105 5800, 11-28, 11-speed

Chain

Shimano HG600-11, 11-speed

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 5800 31.8 Clamp

Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 5800

Rims

Slate Disc, 650b, 28H, welded

Hubs

Lefty 50 Road front, Formula 142x12mm thru rear, 28h

Tires

Cannondale Slate Folding TRS tubeless, 650x42c, by Panaracer

Pedals

N/A

Brakes

Shimano BR785/505, , 160/140mm

Handlebar

Cannondale C3, butted 6061 Alloy Butted 6061 Alloy, Compact

Stem

Cannondale C1, 6061 Alloy, 1.5", 31.8, -5 deg. 100mm

Headset

Tange Seiki Head Shock Integrated

Brake Levers

Shimano R505 Hydraulic Disc

Spokes

DT Swiss Champion

Grips

Cannondale Bar Tape w/Gel, 2.5mm

Saddle

Fabric Scoop Radius Sport, Cromo Rails

Seat Post

Cannondale C3 Alloy 27.2 X 350mm

Rear Shock

N/A